Growing out hair takes times, but there are ways to speed the process along, including getting regular haircuts and eating foods that promote hair growth. Avoiding practices that damage the hair, such as overwashing and heat or chemical treatments, can also speed up hair growth,
It's important to trim hair occasionally while growing it out. Cutting off damaged ends encourages new, healthy hair to grow, according to Women's Health magazine. Haircuts also shape the hair so that it looks good at any length. Before beginning the process of growing out hair, a person should work with a stylist to make a plan for the growing-out process.